Yanks Gamers/Postmortems

Remarkable Mr. Pettitte: Yanks-O’s Gamer

Jeremy Guthrie faces the Yanks who head to Camden Yards after sweeping the ChiSox over the weekend. Andy Pettitte is on the mound for New York. A win tonight would mark the 14th season of at least 12 wins for Pettitte; the only time he had less than 12 was his injury-plagued 2004 season with Houston. Since he broke into the league in 1995, no pitcher has more victories (226) than Pettitte. Lineups follow, comment away.

NY Yankees
D. Jeter ss .335
J. Damon lf .289
M. Teixeira 1b .284
H. Matsui dh .268
J. Posada c .281
R. Cano 2b .315
N. Swisher rf .243
J. Hairston Jr. 3b .316
M. Cabrera cf .268
A. Pettitte 4.18
B. Roberts 2b .287
C. Izturis ss .264
A. Jones cf .280
N. Markakis rf .305
N. Reimold lf .271
M. Mora 3b .256
L. Scott dh .266
M. Wieters c .271
T. Wigginton 1b .266
J. Guthrie 5.26

44 replies on “Remarkable Mr. Pettitte: Yanks-O’s Gamer”

Pettitte dealing through 4. And good thing too, seeing as Nick Swisher is our entire offense tonight. Pettitte having a great second half.

Hairston gets plunked. Looks like it grazed his privates – half an inch from agony.
And then a bunt by Melky that doesn’t work because swishalicious wasn’t leading off second far enough. What a waste of an out.

And he GIDPs. Rare 0 for 3 for Jeter so far tonight. He’s pacing himself to break Gehrig’s record back at the Stadium…

hang a star on that one!!!!!! hairston brilliant play coming in at 3rd, and 1 batter later ANDY IS THRU 6!

0-2 wave at a slurve outside.
1-2 hi heat away way outside. waste.
–jeets looks intent–
1-2 fouled off slider low in
2-2 fastball on the edge called a ball. real close.

that was a killer play
Markakis, a tough out
0-1 foul
0-2 foul
bye-bye no-no. markakis shoots the 0-2 past hairston down the line. no chance there.

feel bad for hairston but he saved andy earlier, and that drive was ripped by jones. loss of no-no is on AP.
and now he’s falling behind…..

I’ll take 7 shutout innings any day…GREAT JOB ANDY!!!!

The timing of your re-entry kr and Hairston’s Buckner impersonation is very suspicious…

Hey, I’ll take a CG shutout from Andy. He’s been one of, if not the best starter in the league since the ASB.
Jeter 5 runs away from his 12th 100-run season.

Yanks up 5-1 in the 9th. This team is just rolling. Let’s see if Teix can put it really out of reach with 2 on…

I’m solely responsible for the Yankees success so far this year…it cannot be my fault IT. Impossible.

Just terrible, Bruney.
It may just be perception, but Bruney seems to do great in high-leverage situations, and poorly in low-leverage situations. Maybe he really does have a ‘closer’ mentality…

I’m right, this year Bruney has the following splits:
Late & Close: .602 OPS in 51 PA
Tie Game: .243 OPS in 21 PA
Within 1 Run: .431 OPS in 21 PA
Within 2 Runs: .573 OPS in 56 PA
Well, at least Rivera gets the save.

It is an absolute waste to have to use Mo in this game…Bruney is completely worthless. Just awful.

Mo forced to close it out after Bruney proves AGAIN that he has not regained his form from last year. Girardi keeps giving him shots in blowout games but he’s just not on. Would love to see him turn it on again, but with roster expansion on top of us here, he may just drop down a notch or two.
Whatever…Yankees win. Again!

Girardi should use him in more high-leverage situations, where he’s excelled this year. I wouldn’t be surprised if it were a concentration issue. He certainly has the stuff to succeed.

Oh and kr, I know you’re right. Just kidding. And looking for an excuse to raise the Buckner-reference :)

Posted by: YF | Monday, August 31, 2009 at 08:53 PM

That’s a great post right there. Gave me a good laugh.
Great outing from Pettitte though. Doesn’t he usually slow down in the 2nd half?

Nope, historically Pettitte is a very strong second-half pitcher. Last year was the exception as he had shoulder troubles. He’s been healthy this year, and should remain healthy down the stretch as the Yankees can give all their guys extra rest.

Woah, some crazy NL West trades: Jon Garland and Jim Thome to the Dodgers, and Jose Contreras to the Rockies.

I wonder if Guillen sent a book of insults to the Rockies along with Contreras. The guy was just brutal to him these last couple weeks.

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